The Oscars have come and gone, and “American Sniper” did not win most of the Academy Awards for which it was nominated.
Clint Eastwood’s film about fallen Navy SEAL Chris Kyle did receive one Oscar for sound editing, but the liberals in Hollywood basically ignored the movie in all other categories. But Kyle himself won a number of awards during his lifetime that matter a lot more to most Americans than any Academy Award.
Of course, the American people have also been voting with their hard-earned dollars.
Despite the lack of Oscars, the real-life Chris Kyle stacked up an impressive lineup of awards. All of them are listed below — and all of them are much more important than a shiny gold figurine.
The Chris Kyle Memorial Trust recently tallied those awards (H/T IJ Review). They are:
- 2 Silver Stars with Combat Valor
- 5 Bronze Stars with Combat Valor
- Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Valor
- 2 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals with Combat Valor
- 2 Combat Action Ribbons
- Navy Presidential Unit Citation
- Joint Meritorious Unit Award
- Navy Unit Commendation
- Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
- Navy Good Conduct Medal with 2 Service Star
- National Defense Service Medal
- Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
- Iraq Campaign Medal with 4 Campaign Stars
- Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 3 Service Stars
- Rifle Marksmanship Medal
- Pistol Marksmanship Medal
- United States Navy SEALs Insignia
Many members of the U.S. military would be proud to receive even a third of the medals on this list. Kyle earned all of them while also becoming the most deadly sniper in American history.